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American West Vancouver Chinese School

PO BOX 87933, Vancouver, WA 98687 | 360-931-3298 |

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TECO in Seattle
Thanks to TECO, a long time sponsor of our school, AWVCS has been provided textbooks and support for other events like summer camps.

Portland Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer - by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Enter the wonderland.


Setting up home computers for Chinese input:

For Windows XP/2000 users:
Installing East Asian Language Support Under Windows XP
Writing Chinese Under Windows 2000 Professional / XP
Additional Notes in Setting Chinese on Windows 2000 / XP
Tradition vs. Han Yu Pin Yin Conversion -- By Alphabetical order
Tradition vs. Han Yu Pin Yin Conversion -- Consonants
Tradition vs. Han Yu Pin Yin Conversion -- Vowels

For Mac Users:
Chinese in Mac OS X: 10.4 (Tiger)
Setting up Non-English Keyboards

Chinese Fonts:
4,594,336 FZKANGFW.TTF
2,167,380 HDZB_10.TTF
1,547,677 HDZB_35.TTF
4,682,183 HDZB_36.TTF
2,684,749 HDZB_39.TTF
3,243,952 HDZB_5.TTF
1,722,953 HDZB_70.TTF
6,299,255 HDZB_74.TTF
5,147,039 HDZB_86.TTF
3,001,337 HDZB_9.TTF
5,667,052 STCAIYUN.TTF
4,009,504 STXINGKA.TTF
4,044,420 STXINWEI.TTF

Portland Chinese School Portland Chinese School was founded in 1975 and later registered as a non-profit educational organization in 1988. In 2000, it was officially registered as an alternative private school. Our mission is to teach Chinese language and culture using traditional Chinese characters and phonics. Three categories of classes are available for your best interests:
  • *Chinese Language & Literature: The graded classes, from kindergarten* to the twelfth grade, are designed for children to learn speaking, reading and writing in Chinese language. The Chinese SAT II practice test is also offered to students from grade 6 and above.
  • *Chinese Conversation for Children and Adults: These classes, ranging from beginning to advanced levels, focus mainly on speaking and comprehension, while reading and writing will be added at or above the intermediate level. These classes are offered to both children and adults.
  • Preschool Class: This class is offered to 4-year-old children. Through singing, dialogs and drawing, this class provides youngsters a fun and language immersing learning environment.
Holt International Orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world need love; they need belonging and security. At Holt International we believe that families meet these needs better than any alternative. Established on a Christian foundation over 50 years ago, Holt International continues to be a world leader in international adoption, domestic adoption and programs that enable children to have families of their own. Through Holt you can bring a child into your life by adopting or by sponsoring the care of a child in our program.
Interesting News, Articles, and Info:
  • Our school has issued news release to various newspapers about our expanded language programs on Sept 1, 2010. has lessons at multiple learning levels; allows you to try out its courses including 'premium' lessons that have extra stuff (flashcards, recording mode to hear your own pronunciation, etc) for 7 days. After the initial 7 days, if you don't subscribe to one of the 'packages' you would just get access to a limited number of lessons (some at each learning level) which are still useful. Free iTune Podcast is available.

Stroke Order Website

Allows users to look up Chinese characters, its stroke order and pronounciation:


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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: AWVCS admits students of all race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The school does not discriminate in its administration of educational, admission and any other policies and programs.